Hyattsville man wins duckpin masters

November 25, 1990|By James H. Jackson

Jeff Pyles of Hyattsville defeated Kenny Mumaw of Glen Arm, 165-153, to win the $5,000 first prize in the Duckpin Professional Bowlers Association Masters Tournament Sunday at Fair Lanes Westview.

The victory was Pyles' third of the year on the tour. Mumaw won $2,500 for finishing second.

Pyles gained the final by defeating Wes O'Donnell ($1,500) of Riverdale, 198-142. O'Donnell earlier defeated DPBA Bowler of the Year, Swede Lavers, of Stratford, Conn., in a two-frame roll-off after they tied at 136. Lavers, who earned $1,250 plus $500 for being bowler of the year, rolled first in the roll-off and scored 28. O'Donnell doubled to win the match.

In his first ladder match, Lavers ousted Dale Guess ($1,000) of Richmond, Va., 173-149, and Guess knocked off Rich Eaton ($800) of Frederick, 114-112.

The final event of the year on the DPBA Tour drew 158 entrants; 10 200-plus games were rolled.

* John Chaney of Baltimore defeated William Fitzgerald of Baltimore, 147-136, to win the $5,000 first prize in the Amateur Duckpin Tour Handicap Tournament finals held at Fair Lanes Prince George's. Fitzgerald took home $2,000 for finishing as runner-up.

Chaney climbed the ladder from fifth place after qualifying and had to win four matches before beating Fitzgerald, the top qualifier, in the title match.

In other ADT events, Carmelo Chiedi of Waldorf won the $900 first prize at Fair Lanes Timonium, beating Debbie Ports of Baltimore in the championship match; Mike Bertoli of Baltimore defeated Whitey Boyd of Frederick, 195-157, to win the $1,000 top prize at Longmeadow Bowl in Hagerstown; and Suzette Reinking of Pasadena defeated Tom Veccahioni of Baltimore, 176-151, to win the $900 first prize at Fair Lanes Perring Plaza.

The next ADT stop will be Dec. 7-9 at Brooklyn Lanes.

* The Bowling Proprietors Association of America's National Family Tournament will begin Saturday at bowling centers throughout the state. The qualifying will last through May 19, 1991, and the tournament will culminate with the national finals at Don Carter's All-Star Lanes in Dallas Aug. 9-11.

The family teams will be composed of youngsters (under 11, 12- to 14-year-olds and 15- to 18-year-olds), plus a parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian. Each divisional winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship with $3,000 going to second place and $2,000 to third.

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